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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Nov 14, 2011 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: So, how do I convert these 24-bit files into something I can listen to?

I downloaded a show from lossless legs, but it's in 24-bit instead of 16. I thought I could burn the files to a DVD, but that didn't work. I have Trader's Little Helper, but haven't really explored it in-depth. Does it have an option for converting 24-bit to 16-bit?

Help!

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 14, 2011 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So, how do I convert these 24-bit files into something I can listen to?

you should be able to burn those 24bit files to DVD using the following FREE software:

http://audioplex.sourceforge.net/

i have used this and it works great, and you can even input the .flac files without having to decode to .wav first

if on the other hand, you would rather convert the 24bit flacs to CD compatible (16b/44.1k) .wav files, then you can use Traders Little Helper:

http://tlh.easytree.org/

to decode the 24bit flacs into wav files; from there you can use a variety of software to downsample to 16bit; personally, i use Audacity:

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Nov 14, 2011 11:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So, how do I convert these 24-bit files into something I can listen to?

I tried the first link you posted, and the program keeps stopping. I don't know what the hell I've done, but it gets nearly to the end, then gets hung up on the last few files.

I take it that's never happened with you?

Oh, and let me see if I have the process right for burning to CD...

1. Convert the files from .flac to .wav with TLH
2. Use audacity to convert from 24 to 16-bit

Is that about right?

Hmmm...I need to play around with TLH more. Can it convert from Flac to mp3?

This post was modified by chris in long beach on 2011-11-15 07:13:50

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 15, 2011 7:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So, how do I convert these 24-bit files into something I can listen to?

i'm using an older version of lplex and i haven't had any issues using it ... i just burned a hi-res dvd to go thru the process, and one thing i had to do was decode the flacs to wav first, for some reason the program doesn't recognize the flacs, even though it should; but otherwise it worked perfectly; there are likely other more intuitive programs out there, with more bells and whistles, that will do the same thing, but i tend toward using non-commercial, non-corporate products

as for TLH converting from flac to mp3, yes it will do this for you, but i'm not sure about whether it will convert 24bit flac to .mp3, you might still have to downsample to 16bit

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Nov 15, 2011 12:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So, how do I convert these 24-bit files into something I can listen to?

what about a music converter program such as dbpower amp music converter.... I'd say try this! http://www.dbpoweramp.com/

This post was modified by RBNW....new and improved! on 2011-11-15 08:03:34

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Poster: obamadocuments Date: Nov 14, 2011 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So, how do I convert these 24-bit files into something I can listen to?

Try "Wavosaur"
http://www.wavosaur.com/
You should be able to load the file, then export to anything you want.

Keep the dream alive...

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Nov 14, 2011 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So, how do I convert these 24-bit files into something I can listen to?

I just did a quick test in Audacity Windows ver 1.2.6 (free software) for you. I loaded a 24-bit wave file of mine into Audacity. My 24-bit wave file has a 48 Khz sampling rate. (I used an external Audio USB device when I did this transfer from one of my old cassette tapes. This particular Wave file was created in Samplitude Pro, recording at 24-bit / 48 Khz.)

Some 24-bit files that circulate use a 96 Khz sampling rate. The Audio CD format is 16-bit / 44.1 Khz sampling rate. Just so you know. If you're burning audio wave files to a DVD, it shouldn't matter what type of Audio file you use, if you burn them to DVD as a "Data Disk".

All I did in my Audacity test was to load my 24-bit Wav file. Then I exported it to Wav. It Works!
File > Export as WAV
I opened this new Test Wav file in Samplitude Pro. The file was automatically converted to 16-bit during the export task. It remains 48 Khz sampling rate. WinAmp Standard player (free software) also displays the bit-rate and sampling-rate on the Control Panel face. It will confirm for you.

Trader's Little Helper doesn't do 24-bit / 16-bit down-conversions for me. TLH doesn't do 96 Khz or 48 Khz down-sampling to 44.1 Khz for me.

Samplitude Pro does both 24-bit / 16-bit down-conversions AND 96 Khz or 48 Khz down-sampling to 44.1 Khz. Samplitude Pro records at these rates.

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Poster: debris_slide Date: Nov 14, 2011 7:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So, how do I convert these 24-bit files into something I can listen to?

you're the man monte.